Merlin Malt-G1 Gravel Bike – Shimano Tiagra 10 Speed
The Merlin Malt-G1 is our new, next generation Gravel Bike. Following hot on the heels of our popular Malt-G the new, improved G1 features a number of updates to the frame and componentry to make this versatile gravel bike even more fun to ride, and all at an amazingly affordable price!
The Merlin Malt-G1 can handle a wide variety of terrain including gravel tracks and green lanes allowing you to combine sections of road with more challenging segments meaning more of your adventures can start at your front door. The Malt-G1 has a full complement of mounts the bike is ready to sport mudguards and even a rear pannier – so if you want to head off on a touring adventure or simply commute to work you can, no problem.
The Merlin Malt-G1 Gravel bike features a new double-butted 6061 Aluminium frame with thru-axles front and rear to ensure that wheels are kept securely in place, disc brakes are always perfectly aligned and steering precision is further enhanced thanks to the wheel hub and fork essentially becoming one unit. The Malt-G1 frame includes flat-mounts for disc brakes and internal cable routing for brake and gear cables giving a cleaner, less cluttered look to the bike as well as enhanced protection from grit and grime meaning your bike will run smoother for longer.
With a comfortable, confident geometry that encourages all-day riding the Malt-G1 features a carbon thru-axle fork that stops the ride feeling too harsh when you’re on the ruff-stuff and quality cable-activated disc brakes that deliver consistent, controllable braking in all weathers and riding conditions. As with our previous generation Malt-G gravel bike we’ve specced the G1 with a Shimano Tiagra 10-speed groupset; this dependable, precise shifting groupset with low-ratio gearing means you can take on any terrain with relative ease and be able to conquer the steepest hills. The Malt-G1 comes fitted with tough Mavic XM 119 wheels featuring 6-Bolt thru-axle disc hubs and fast rolling, gravel-friendly Kenda Kwick 35mm tyres which provide great traction while giving plenty of mud clearance between tyre, frame & fork.
Frame: Double Butted 6061 Series Aluminium with Thru-Axle & Flat Mount
Fork: Merlin Full-Carbon with Thru-Axle & Flat Mount
PLEASE NOTE: All of our bikes are built to order. This usually takes between 8-10 working days depending on time of year
Mr ArnoldI ride mountain bikes and bought this to avoid having to use my mtb on road rides. Where I live the road surfaces leave a lot to be desired so I though a lightweight road bike wouldn't be a great idea. I have taken the bike on a few rides so far in rotten weather. I have to say I am impressed with it. Quality of frame & paintwork appears very good, its a nice looking bike. It weighs in about 25lbs with pedals if my scales are correct. Not the lightest bike out there but I'm sure it's not meant to be. Wheels are robust & group set is excellent quality for the price. It seems super quick on the road compared to my sluggish mtb. Brakes seem OK so far also. The main thing I love about this bike is I can do all the mechanical work on it with my existing limited tool kit. No dropped post, suspension linkages, press fit bb, bleed kit etc needed, brilliant! Congratulations on a great bike & fast shipping to Ireland Merlin 😁
ANDYBeen riding this everyday for the past couple weeks. It's super comfortable and the shifting is really smooth. Love it.
BertGreat looks & feel, perfect bike
JohnThis bike has exceeded expectations! I spent a long time researching gravel bikes and the Malt G was going to be the one for me. Then this version was announced and I'm so glad I waited. An excellent frame (with thru axles front and back) and sturdy wheelset have made for an ideal introduction to the world of gravel. Colour scheme is on point and all finishing kit, though not flashy, does job perfectly. Lyra brakes aren't the strongest stoppers I've ridden on, but once set up they do the job. A word about sizing: This bike is loooong I usually ride 53/54 frames, but I was advised to go for the small 50cm and glad I did as would have felt stretched out on the larger bike. The Malt G1 is a great value gravel package, but more importantly FUN!
Merlin Malt-G1 Tiagra Gravel Bike – 2020
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